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April 16, 2013

Exelis and NASA Complete Flight Tests of Carbon Dioxide Measuring Instrument

Rochester, N.Y., April 9, 2013—ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) and the NASA Langley Research Center completed a flight campaign in March that measured carbon dioxide over various surfaces and conditions as a step toward taking active global measurements from space. Using a NASA DC-8 aircraft and an instrument built by Exelis called the Multifunctional Fiber Laser

April 16, 2013

MAPPS Releases Statement on 2013 GAO Report on Duplication Among Federal Agency Programs and Activities

Reston, Va., April 9, 2013—John Palatiello, Executive Director of MAPPS, the national association of private sector geospatial firms, issued the following statement on today's Government Accountability Office report "2013 Annual Report: Actions Needed to Reduce Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication and Achieve Other Financial Benefits" and testimony before Congress: "The Government Accountability Office should be commended for

April 16, 2013

MAPPS to Conduct Salary and Non-Cash Benefits Survey of U.S. Geospatial Firms

April 11, 2013, Reston, Va.—MAPPS (www.mapps.org), the national association of private sector geospatial firms, will conduct a "Non-Cash Benefits and Salary Survey" to provide a comprehensive overview of the major salary data and benefit programs for pay levels  from entry level technical positions through middle management. The survey is the only one conducted by a professional

April 16, 2013

GPSi Adds UltraCam Falcon to Digital Resources

Graz, Austria, April 9, 2013—GPSi has contracted with Microsoft’s UltraCam business unit and subsidiary to purchase an UltraCam Falcon digital aerial camera system configured with a 17,310 PAN pixel cross track footprint and a 70mm wide angle lens. This is the second UltraCam acquisition for GPSi. The company initially purchased an UltraCamLp in 2009 when it

April 16, 2013

President Obama’s 2014 USGS Budget Proposal Strengthens Science

Reston, Va., April 10, 2013—President Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget request for the U.S. Geological Survey is $1.167 billion, an increase of $98.8 million above the 2012 enacted level, reflecting the Administration’s commitment to scientific research and development as the foundation for innovation, socio-economic well-being, environmental sustainability, and sound decisionmaking. This includes science to

April 16, 2013

RIEGL USA, Maser Consulting Expand into Mobile Mapping Market

ORLANDA, Fla., April 11, 2013—RIEGL USA continues to set new milestones within the mobile mapping market with their second VMX-450 Mobile Mapping System sale in 2013. Maser Consulting P.A. will be taking delivery of two RIEGL systems:  the VMX-450 CS-6 with four cameras and a new dual antenna system, and a VZ-400 Terrestrial Laser Scanner.

April 9, 2013

Arctic Ice Cap Shrinks Again—Now Smallest Ever

Satellite observations show that in September 2012 the ice cap over the Arctic Ocean shrank to its lowest extent on record—about half the average summertime extent from 1979 to 2000.

April 9, 2013

Managing Fire in Etosha National Park

NASA’s Terra satellite chronicles a prescribed burn from June 5-16, 2012, in northwestern Namibia, offering valuable lessons for park and wildlife managers everywhere.

April 9, 2013

U.S. Army Eyes Super-Small Surveillance Drones

The U.S. Army reportedly is interested in experimenting with two tiny Black Hornet unmanned aircraft systems that can fit in the palm of a hand, take photos and record video.

April 9, 2013

How Earth Observation Satellites Help Protect History

Looking down from orbit is an attractive way of monitoring historical sites in remote or politically unstable regions and often can help archaeologists make new discoveries.